We’ve seen glimpses in Season 6 trailers of Jaime facing off with the High Sparrow, the new religious leader in King’s Landing, in the Sept of Baelor. This morning, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau stopped by Good Morning Amercia and showed off an expanded clip from that scene. Check it out.
Jaime is squaring off with the High Sparrow while Myrcella’s body is lying right there, but if he does “spill blood in this holy place,” it wouldn’t be the first time he’d done something wildly inappropriate while the body of his child lay three feet away.
The most surprising thing about this clip is that Jaime admits to letting Tyrion go free in Season 4. I can see him admitting to killing King Aerys—everybody knows he did that. And I guess no one is going to come down on him too hard for killing Alton Lannister back in Season 2—it happened a while ago, and few probably have the stones to call him out on it. Letting Tyrion go, though…don’t give the High Sparrow a reason to throw you into holy jail on charges of kinslaying, Jaime.
The bits about the writers using code names to refer to characters this year was interesting. They really did try to tighten security, and it really, really didn’t work. Also, Coster-Waldau’s Ygritte impression kinda sounds like a Jon Snow impression.
Coster-Waldau’s onscreen sister Lena Headey also weighed in on her character, Cersei Lannister. “People always said, ‘Oh, she’s so mean, ‘but I think the reason people like her is because you feel the goodness in there somewhere. It’s in there somewhere,” she said. That might be a hard line to sell people who have watched Cersei scheme and plot for five seasons, but it’s nice to see that Headey is embracing the complexity of her character.
h/t ABC News